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A win for IPSE's campaign on late payment – and what it means for you

After IPSE lobbying, government is starting a consultation on giving the Small Business Commissioner more powers to clamp down on late payment.

Men earn 43 per cent more than women in self-employment, IPSE research reveals

There is a 43 per cent gender pay gap among the self-employed, research by IPSE has found. This is significantly higher than the 17 per cent among employees.

IPSE: Vital Small Business Commissioner post is filled quickly to maintain momentum against the “scourge of late payment”

IPSE's response to the announcement that Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal has resigned.

National Work-Life Week: 21 per cent of freelancers spent their summer holiday chasing late payment

For National Work-Life Week, IPSE is calling on government to clamp down on late payment, to allow the UK’s 4.9-million self-employed workforce to enjoy a better work-life balance.

Late payment ‘endemic’ in British industry, IPSE warns

IPSE has responded to 18 businesses being penalised for late payment, warning it shows the practice is ‘endemic’ in British industry.

Women turning to self-employment for better pay and working conditions

The number of women turning to self-employment has risen by 57 per cent since 2008, a new report by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has found.

IPSE backs BEIS call for Small Business Commissioner to fine late payers

IPSE welcomes the Business, Energy and Industrial Select Committee’s (BEIS) call to allow the Small Business Commissioner to fine companies who pay freelancers late.

IPSE: late payment is “scourge of self-employed” across the UK

IPSE has warned that late payments and unpaid work are a serious problem for freelancers and the self-employed across the UK.